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Anne-Sophie Mutter and Friends

Thursday, January 30, 2020 7 PM Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
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Anne-Sophie Mutter by Kristian Schuller / DG
Anne-Sophie Mutter—the “undisputed queen of violin-playing” (The Times, London)—is featured in three of Beethoven’s most popular works, plus the New York premiere of a composition by Jörg Widmann, holder of this season’s Debs Composer’s Chair. The openhearted, free-flowing melodies of the “Spring” Sonata provide a striking contrast to the emotional intensity of the “Kreutzer,” while the eerie trembling effects from the piano in the slow movement of the D-Major Piano Trio earned the piece its “Ghost” nickname.

Part of: Great Artists I, Jörg Widmann, and Beethoven Celebration


Anne-Sophie Mutter, Violin
Ye-Eun Choi, Violin
Vladimir Babeshko, Viola
Daniel Müller-Schott, Cello
Lambert Orkis, Piano


JÖRG WIDMANN New Work for String Quartet (NY Premiere)

BEETHOVEN Violin Sonata No. 5 in F Major, Op. 24, "Spring"

BEETHOVEN Piano Trio in D Major, Op. 70, No. 1, "Ghost"

BEETHOVEN Violin Sonata No. 9 in A Major, Op. 47, "Kreutzer"

Jörg Widmann is the holder of the 2019–2020 Richard and Barbara Debs Composer's Chair at Carnegie Hall.

Lead support for the Beethoven Celebration is provided by The Morris and Alma Schapiro Fund.

In honor of the centenary of his birth, Carnegie Hall’s 2019–2020 season is dedicated to the memory of Isaac Stern in recognition of his extraordinary contributions to Carnegie Hall, arts advocacy, and the field of music.

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